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?T? L. M IMS, ... EDITOR
?NH YEAR -$i.50
SIX MONTHS 75
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6. 1907.
like a ship without a radder-a
waif, a nothing, a no man. Have
a purpose in Hie, and, having1
it? throw such strength of mind
and muscle into your work as
.God has given you.-CAR
The old Advertiser salutee ' the
rejuvenated old Edg?field .Rifles
and wishes them a very success
ful and brilliant career.
. Wfcile the matter of securing
lower Pullman car rates is in the
courts, wouldu't it be a-good idea
to "amend the complaiLt" and
ask for a reduction of tips also.
Dispatches tell us that floods
arn raging and the boll weevils are
multiplying in Texas. Thc out
look for the South.CaroliDa "cot
toi -tofu" is not 60 very bad, after
South Carolina has a pro minent
place in the Jamestown picture.
Several distinguished persons who
are. capable of judging, among
them being Hon. William Jen
nings Bryan, have pronounced
the Palmetto state's exhibit to
be among the best at the Exposi
Great preparations are being
made for the entertainment of the
newspaper men at the Isle of
Palms next week, among them
being a royal fiehiug excursion.
"We want to see Brother Bacon
catch that famous Charleston
The unusually large number of
young men and young women who
areJhis year receiving diplomas
from the schools and colleges au
gurs well for the future of the
country. This liberty-lovi?g laud
will never go to the bow-wows, as
some calamity criers have pre
dicted, as loug as we have educa
ted roeu and women as home
builders. We mean, educated in
the broadest and fullest sense
mind, heart and body.
An Accommodating Board.
Jt seems that Charleston's coun
ty dispensary board has endeavor
ed to mest the requirements and
suit the tastes of each individual
patron of the dispensary. There
DOW on sale in the Charlestun
'dispensaries "one hundred and
.eighty-odd varieties of whiskies,
gins,' brandies, wines, and othei
liquors." And still there are cer
tain kinds of liquors for wbicr.
there is some demand on whicl
no bids have been submitted U
the. board. These will be pur
chased later. Tigers that can ex
ist in the face of such competi
tion are a peculiar breed an<
must have nine lives.
At the meeting of the Grant
Lodge of the Knights of Pythia
in Anderson last week, it ?<'as de
cided to unite with the Pythian
of North Carolina in the estab
lishment of a sanitarium .for th
two Carolinas in which the sic
in their ranks, including widow
and orphans, could be treater.'
This is a very praiseworthy undej
taking. One that should not onl
receive the hearty support of tb
members of the Order but the cc
operation and ^well-wishes of th
uninitiated also. By estabhehio
orphan asylums, sanitariums an
other kindred institutions, Fri
ternal Orders enter upon a larg?
sphere ol usefulness, the blessing
that accrue fron them being c
longer confined to their immed
An Unjust Discrimination.
The Advertiser believes that e:
set justice, as far as possibl
should be meted out by constit
ted authority, whether dealii
i with individuals or with corpor
tions. The State board of equal
zation bas raised the assessi
valuation of railroad property
100 per cent, or the market valu
Heretofore, it has iu ?he sggr
-gate been 32 mi'lions of dolla
in this state, while now it is 1
millions. Cotton mills, oil mil!
fertilizer factories, banks, real e
tate and personal property are r
turned for tnxatiou on a basis
60 per cer t, while railroad prop?
ty is returned at 100 per cent Ti:
is a manifest dit-crimit.fctii
against the latler.
The Advertiser favors tho e
actmeut of laws to curb and co
troJ corporations and advoca*
the enforcement of tho-e laws
the Jotter, but at the same iii
we believe all corporations shou
be dealt with justly.
Detectives Doing Good Work.
One of the many annoyances
.t merchants experience it the
paking open and stealing of
eight while in transit. The box
ir thief' being no respecter of
erchants, will break into a case
; dry goods or shoes as quickly
i he-will a case of groceries or
uit. And they become bolder and
arder to satisfy as the months
ass. Thieves of this class used to
ppropriate one pair of shoes from
case but now it requires -several
airs lo satisfy them. A few
Tackers or ginger-Bnaps used to
atisfy their hunger but now it re
uires in some instances half a
?ox. It is eucoursging and grati
ying, however, to see that the
ailroad detectives are doing some
;ood work along this lin?. The
lailv papers have recently con
ained accouuts of a number of
irrests of box-car thieves. Maj
heir tribe speedily b'.come "*x
Very Short Sighted Policy.
Corporations, like individuals,
viii sometimes do very foolish
;hiog8. Iostead of filling thpir
?varehouses first-hand from tb?
.vagons of the producers* we havp
mown South Carolina cotton
mills to wait, till the rush ol'th*1
marketing season was over, aftpr
raw material had become scarce,
and tben ship cotton from Louiei
aua, paying a higher price for the
staple besides the freight. This
seems to he a very shortsighted
policy, but a Georgia mill has
capped-the-climax by ordering
500 bales of cotton from Liver
pool. If a. dividend can be made
by paying two cents above the
market to get cotton from Liver
pool, think of what could- have
been mad9 had the cotton been
purchased at the prevailing price
la6t fah. Furthermore, had the
Georgia mill supplied its needs
at tbat time the farmers of that
vicinity would doubtless have
been benefit ted.
License Law Needed.
Seeing the need of such a law,
this newspaper has for some years
advocated the enactment of a
marriage license law. While thp
prevailing sentiment in the pas*
has been opposed to such a law,
it ?B now steadily growing iu
favor. The day is not far distant
in Sooth Carolina when some offi
cial record will bo made of all
marriage, sand liceus?8 will be is
The conduct of a notary public
who resided io this state, near the
North Cai o?ina line, very pointed
ly and forcibly illustrates the
need of a license law. A marriage
license being . required in North
Carolina, it was the habit of all
sorts and conditions of couples,
especially runaway couples, to
come over the line into this state
and have "'Squire" Bailes tie the
knot. He married them without let
or hindrance, never refusing any
who'had the fee-it mattered not
how teuder their ages or what pa
rental objections existed.
This promiscuous knot-tyiuj
became a nuisance and a menac(
to?oeiety iu Charlotte and Meek
lenburg county. H?uce, an out
raged people became so enrag?e
that petitions were presented t<
Governor Hey ward asking tba
Bailes' commission as notary bi
taken from him, which waB done
But he did not etop. It is alleget
that Bailee, ap. a private citizec
continues to marry ruu-awa;
North Carolina couples. The peo
pie of that vicinity are said to b
indignant because this ex-notar
recently "officiated" at a forcet
marriage, the woman alleging tha
coercion was used to make he
marry the mao.
A properly framed marriage li
cense law would make sucb cor
ditious, as above set forth, impoi
sible in South Carolina.
Ed^efield Rifles Enlisted.
This Historic Old Company Rt
ceived into the State Militia by
A largely attended and ver
enthusiastic meeting of the Edg(
field. Rifle Company was held i
the opera house on Thursda
evening last. The men had af
sembl?e! to be reviewed and rf
ceived into the ptate militia b
Adjutant and Inspector Genen
Uoyd. who came over from Colunc
bia for that purpose.
Capt Tillman introduced Gei
Boyd who iu n businesslike wa
ou'lin^d the requirements of tl
Dick law, which i? a national la
18 that directs low tb? state m il it i
53 shall bp organiz?d and maintnine?
|8I UL?OPS the requirement?, of th
,s_ law are complied with the aj
proprialion of the national go
e" erhraent for the maintenance i
or* l he reserve troops eau not he phar*
HP The com pu ny wrs formed
?| double rankp, arni General Boy
administer*ri the oath of (Ul:F
u-'-nt to ap fin? body of youni? m?
as can be found in 'hp state,
n- As son ? aa Captain Tillman at
pg Lieutenants ompkina and Glov^
j . are duly commissioned, thp cn
puny will b<* fulh equipped wi
Ufc uniforme, fun?, army blanks
'd and everything that is ueed"d f
actual service upon the field. Ge
yd emphasized', the fact that all
uipments furnished by the gov
oment mu?t be well caredjor ?nd.
)red in the armory. 'Th0 Dick
w is very exacting id this par
;ulnr and rf quires the commis
Diied officers to give their per
nal bond for th ip property.
One frature of that buga-boc,
e Dick law, that the ?o:dier boy?
?artily euddrse, is .that of com
il6ory target practice. The mil i
a of this stat* neuves *36,000
muallv from the national ap
ropriation, and the law requirpp
lat $9,000, oue-fourth of thip
aiounl, shall he expended in tar
?t practice. Each cnrrVpjmy isr<
aired to have a rifle rang?1 auf1
igage ii larget practice at stated
General Boyd paid fmpha?cal
r that th- Edgpfield Rifle Compa
y will be unr.ble to go to James
)wu in a bndy. The company co
sted too late to share in the ;p
ropriation for this year. Capt.
'illman and his men are hopeful,
owpver, that pome company of
he 2nd regiment, to which the
Jdgeflfld Rifles will be assigned,
rill fail to go and tba? th? Edge
eld mmpany will bp carried by
Jol. Thompson in order to make
ip the full quota.
After all business baa boen dis
used of, short, informal, but ap
iropriate, Poecches were made bv
d'avor W. W. Adams, Cap*. N. G
Svans,A. R. Tompkins, Esq,. S.
\l. Smith, Esq., Mr. C. A. Griffin,
Hr. William Carter. Maj. R S
Anderson and Mr. J. L. Minis.
'Col" George Joh neon, tho c:>m
zany's 'Friday" and la'isman,
vas also called upon to make a
L*t the members of the Edge,
field R;fle Company firm'" resolve
that their company will f nd first
aud foremost in the milil/iiof the
state. Aud why not? They have
efficient officers, strong, manly,
brave and trm- young men in ih*
ranks. In addition to that, thpv
have the sympathy, moral and ii
naucial support of the citiz 'hship
o/Edgi'field. Go forth, (ben, young
mon, and ma^e the old military
company what it ought to he and
what our people hav<j a right to
expect it to be.
Sboirld Ex-Governor Hpyward
enter the race for United States
Senator Mr. Latimer would have
to hustle or he would g"t left, as
the Ex-Governor is a mighty popu
lor man all over tho State.-Or
aogeturg Times and Democrat.
Th- cotton of Peru is p;i?uliar.
It grows upon a bush, and it'
closely resembles wool. Not a
pound of it, the dealers declare,
ever goes into a cotton m ll, al
though 20,000' 'bales come tn
this country every year. It ap
pears to be consumed by manu
facturers who find advantage in
making pait-cotton fabrics look
like all-wool goods. Only a chemi
cal pr?ces6 can detect the pres
ence of the Peruvian fibpr m a
piece of yarn cloth.-Philadelphia
A young mau with practical
knowledge in his head, skill in
hands and health in his body is
i his own letter of references. Mix
, him up with sixty millions of
others and you will find him
again, as he will have a habit, ot
beiug on top. Throw him naked
; into a'desert island and he will
. be at the head of something. Hf
does not gowhiuiug over the land
blaming fortune and saying hf
? has no chance, but goes out and
? does it again and better. Meu thai
. can do things, either with head oi
. banda, are the men who are want
j ed, ard the demand is as grea
now as it has been at any timi
3 since tho beginning.-Fort Mil
Capt. John G. Richards, one o
'. the recognized state dispeusarj
3 leaders, and strong advocates ii
i j the state and legislature, wbile.it
town a few hours last Tbursda;
stated to the Advocate's staff re
porter, that he believed that Soutl
e Carolina would enact prohibitioi
v in nearly all the counties.
J, Capt. Richards is a resident o
t Kershaw county, and was by odd
the strongest friend the state dis
r peusary had in the legislature
HJ is a strong and persistent fight
- er, and clung to the old ins'.itu
. tion to the very last, because h
honestly believed that he wa
right. Capt. Richards remorkei
that he believed bis couuty, Ker
shaw, would also vote out the die
pensary, and in like manner, in
few ypars, nearly every count}' i
the state will go on rpcord, hy
popular expression at the balle
box as being opposed to the sal
of liquor, and we will then hav
what the people want, prohibition
Pie Fired the Stick.
"I have fired tho walking-stic
I've carried over 40 yearp, on a<
count of a sore that resisted pver
kind of trea'ment, until I trie
Buckh n's Arnica Salve; tba' ht
healed the sore and made m? har
ny man," writer Jihn Garret', f.
North Mili?, N. U. Guarm.teed f<
Pilep, Bums, rte, l'v Timmoi
Bros. G.- L. P-nn ?fe* Sou VV. I
Lynch & Co. Price 25c.
We havp n lull assortment <
the cel-'brnte-l Hawkes' Sp^chicl
and Ey?-Glyphs They hilvo h.p.
sotd in Keig- fi ld tur more ! hi
i wen ty year? ai id HTH body kum
what ?hey sr-'.
T wi mo si? Bro?.
WP sell tiie famor.-- Lipton MI
Druid par( bed coff,**, <ir ii ti ii ai
\Vry lurgfi stock of Matting
itt r;?(M iv . il- sigi'fj, cxcplh ii' qua
ly, Kl v? ty low prioeri.
? Ramsey loner".
In Memory of Little Eogene.
On May 25fb,-1907, tb? Death
igftl entered lb?.h?rne of Mr. and
rs. J. M. Johnson and took their
ecio'us litfle boy,. Er:-.'-sr. Eu
lie, aged "21 months. He is not
ad but asleep in Jesus.
The ways nf God are often mys
riou3 and hard- to ba borne but
> should be submissive to His
il!, knowing that "God doeth r 11
We no longer hear his sweet lit
e voice nor soe him toddling ove-r
ie yard or through the house, but
i?. Ii?tl?-garments aod playthings
Hitinunlly r?mind us of the flap
ie (lays when we haddnrlit-g lit
a Eugene with uj.
How thankful should we feel to
now that, little Eugene-is now
nong 'be million? of angels sur
)unding the great white throne of
od and forever rem ived from the
ires of a wicked world,
reoious Eugene, thou hast
rodi this wx)rld, forever guv:
We should not call thee b^ck
rom thy Father'eheaves.'v throne
No, d ar darling, not
for millions, .
.ut will pray to nve* thee
o thy FKI tier's glorious mansion,
Fri?m this world of toil and
cnre.s . ' .
co on? knaws how we do
Vcionsdiirling, ?rom us flown;
We weep and mourn for thee,
But thou art forever gonr.
There will nev r lr* a sorrow
To wrinkle.thy sweet,siuooth i'ic3,
?'or God has taken thee
To His holy res ti.ig nlacj.
Kirks--, S C.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.1
Almost everybody who reads the news
papers is sure io know of the wonderful
(. ?r\ .. cures made by Dr.
j] the grex: kidney, liver
[? and bladder remedy.
fjs it is the great m'edi
ifTU cal triumph cf the nine
iJ> teenth century; dis
covered after years of
,!.[ scientific research by
3 Dr. "Kilmer, the emi
' r.ent kidney und blad
der specialist, ar.d is
wonderfully successful In promptly curing
?ame back, kidney, bladder, uri-.-, acio. trou
bles and Bright's Disease, which is the worst
form of kidney troubic.
Dr. Ki'mer's Swamp-Root is not rec
ommended for everything bu: if ycu have kid
; ney, liver or bladder trouble it will tc found
i just the remedy you need, lt har. beer, tented
j in so many ways, in hospital work, In private
j practice, among the helpless too poor to pur
I chase relief and has proved .? successful In
every case that a special arrangeme nt has
been made by which all readers cf this paper
who have not already tried it, may hive a
sample bottle sent free by mail, aiso a bool:
telling more about Swamp-Root and how tc
find out if you have kidney cr bladdertrouble.
When writing mention reading this generous
offer in this paper and f\?k
send your address to
Dr. KiimerSt Co.,Ding- ????gj
hamton, N. Y. The
regular fifty cent and nome of Swamp-Root,
dollar sizes are R; 'd by all good druggists*
Clemson Agricultural College.
Scholarship and Entrance Exam!
nation to Freshman Ciass.
The examination for tb . award
of scholarships from EdgofHd
County aud Admission fo Fresh
roan Class will be held at thc
county court house on Fri lay
July 5, at 9 a. m. Applicants foi
scholarships may secure blaut
application forms from the couti
ty Superintendent of Education
These blanks' must bf. filled ou
properly and filed with tbe couu
ty Superintendent before the be
gicniug of the examination. Thosi
taking the examination a fdr en
trance to the Freshman class am
not trying for a scholarship shoul<
file cheir application will
President Mell. The scholarship
are worth $100 aud free tuitiou
One scholarship student fror
each county may select' the Tex
?ile course, others must take on
of tho agnculiural coarses. Ex
am i nat ion piper will be fuinishec
but each applicant should prc
vide himself with scratch pa pei
The number of scholarships to b
awarded will be announced latei
P. H. MELL, Pres.
Clemson College, S. C
Don't make any mistake, bi
remember the name, Swami
Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swaurp-Roo
and the address, Binghamton,.?
Y., on e^ery bottle.
Just received a large shipin T.
of shoes. See them before buy i nj
May & Tom pk i us.
The lit.est lemon cling Califoi
nia dessert, peaches always o
May & Prescott.
We are agents for the Wurt!
iugtou Roller^ Screens lor wit
.io vs. Cour- in and . let us sho
you these improved wire screen
Edg? field Mercantile Co.
I am now prepared to
to Plane Lumber of all
kinds, and can ?ill orders
'" >r K' ugh and I Vressed
Lumber iii an quantity.
Lnrgc supply of Blicks.
Lime, Cement and Shin
gles jil Wa . s ph hard.
??^^? ini' Seed Pc'as for
snlc ut thc mu:ktVt price,
li S. J0IIN3ON
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. FOR MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHES,
HATi, SHOES AND FURNISHINGS,
.FOR LADIES' TAILOR-MADE SUITS
ODD SKIRTS, AND SH I KT WAISTS
When in Augusta make
our store your head
The J. Willie Levy Co.,
'866 BROAD STREET, AUGUSTA, GA.
ER TI SER
on Every Job.
Arrington Bros. & Co,, Augusta, Ga
Dear Sirs:-Beg to advise that I am delighted
with results obtained by feeding "DAIRY S?
CRENE." It produces more cream and a much
rieh,? quality than anv Feed I ever used.
R. T. ATKINSON.
RMQTON BffOS. & CO.,
- . AUGUSTA, GA.
Southern States Phosphate
& Fertilizer Co's goods,
P. & E.
A. D. Bone.
Augusti High Grade.
Acid of All Grades.
These goods are now in warehouse ready for delivery.
Jones & Son
Is here and you need Hot weather
Clothing. We can flt yon in Stylish
es? Cassi meres
Have you seen our beau
tiful Negligee Shirts, Ho
siery and Neckwear?
IS made of the very best leaf that we can buy
on the very best leaf market in the world.
To those who prefer a natural leaf tobacco
we unhesitatingly say that after one trial of
TAYLOR'S NJlTURftL LEAF
yon will uso it exclusively in the fut^.c Every merchant
ought to seli it-if yours don't, insist on hifl getting: it for you.
MERCHANTS-Write us for our special pncea
WITH the present vogue of the short skirt it
behooves every woman to look to her feet
Handsomer shoes never we're made than the new
"Queen Quality" styles we are now showing. They
are the delight of wearers, the despair of imitators. .
If you value economy, if you appreciate comfort j
">u want to have pretty feet, let us fit you with a ?
of these smart new "Queen Quality" Shoes.
The Corner Store.
Get Our Prices
We are still prepared to supply your needs in reliable Shoes aud
Rubbers. Better keep your feet dry. You can buy uo better shoes
tbau Brown Shoe Company's goods. We guarantee them.
If you ueed a suit we can supply you at very reasonable prices.
Get our prices before buying. We are ablo to meei any price quality
considered. We do not sell seconds m auy goods.
Bio line of men's hats in latest styles.
We are offering som i very low pricas in lres3 goods. Everytbiug
from the cheapest to the best. Trusting that we may be favored with
a continuance of your valued patronage.
Our store is well nill
ed with thef^westiand
prettiest things in Dry
Goods and Notions,
We invite the ladies
to call and see these
JAS. E. HART
Get your Laundry in Tuesdays.
THEY ARE HERE
We have the gooda and can please the shoppers. All we
ask is an inspection of our stock. ;
Our line of White Madras, P. K. Bleached Linen for
Ladies* Shirt waists and suits was never more beautiful.
Lai?e assortmejt of India, Persian and Linen Lawn. Very
large stock of checked aud plaid Gingham that is sure to
please the ladies. Beautiful assortment of figured Batiete,
Organdie, Lawns, Muslins, Silk Mulls, Voils, Swiss, Marce
line Silks to select from. A prettier Btock can not be found
in any city store. In staples such as bleached homespun
lonsdale cambric, etc, we defy competition.
Laces and Embroideries,
We have never displayed a stronger and more beautiful
line of Val Laces, Embroidery, Medallions aud all kinds of
t i mmiugs that we have right now. An inspection of thpse
goods will convince yon.
No one can touch us on Oxfords for Men, Women, Boys,
Mies- ? and Children. We have the latest styles in vici and
patent leather. L?t us fit you.
Clothing and Hats,
Our stock ol epring and rummer clothing is brim full of
the newest and most stylish suits for men and boys. See
our beautiful 6tock of straw hats for men and boys. Come,
let us show you these goods.
J. W. PEAK.
LOW CUT SHOES
TWO PIECE SUITS
ALL THE LATEST PATTERNS.
Call and see our line
W. A. HART,